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Published: 24 July 2014

184 Pages


ISBN: 9780199977871

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Same-Sex Marriage and Children

A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law

Carlos A. Ball

  • Brings together historical, social science, and legal considerations to address and refute claims that same-sex marriage bans promote responsible procreation and children's welfare
  • Explains how child welfare claims used to deny same-sex couples the opportunity to marry are similar to earlier arguments used to defend interracial marriage bans and laws prohibiting disabled individuals from marrying
  • Provides the first comprehensive examination of the intersection of social science and the law in matters related to same-sex marriage and child welfare
  • Makes social science literature on how family composition impacts children accessible to general readers
  • Departs from the traditional approach to discussing same-sex marriage and children by offering new insights, arguments, and rationale

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